10A ncac 63F .0507        PROCEDURES

(a)  Eligible individuals who are already receiving services under an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) at the time the order of selection is implemented shall not be subject to the order of selection process.  Their rehabilitation programs shall continue until their records of service are closed.

(b)  The Division shall serve individuals in Priority Category One first and individuals in the other priority categories in descending order from Priority Category Two down through Priority Category Three according to the availability of resources.

(c)  Eligible individuals for whom rehabilitation services have not been planned under an Individualized Plan for Employment prior to the implementation of the order of selection and whose classification is below the categories approved for service shall be placed in a "waiting" status.  They shall remain in the "waiting" status until their priority category is opened for services.

(d)  When the order of selection is implemented, all individuals whose classification will mean they will be placed in a "waiting" status shall be notified in writing of their status.  When services are made available to any category in which individuals have been in a "waiting" status, the Division shall notify all persons in that priority category that their rehabilitation plan can be developed.

(e)  Individuals determined eligible after the order of selection for service is implemented shall receive services if they are classified in the categories being served or shall be placed in a "waiting" status if their classification places them in a category not currently being served.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-545.1; P.L. 105-220, Title IV, Section 101(a)(5)(A);

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.